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Offline Iuvenalis

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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2015, 01:29:12 AM »
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    While I admire the trust you display, I think it is misplaced.

    In my experience, the more you do to secure your online communications, the more attention you draw to yourself.  Your MAC address uniquely identifies your computer's network interface.  The ARP protocol links your MAC address to your IP address.  When your online activity becomes suspicious, or the subject of inquiry, you can not hide from ARP tables and man-in-the-middle exploits, no matter what software you install on your computer.  Seriously, if you want to tell your mother you love her without anyone else knowing, do it verbally, in a secure location, and with audible white noise in the background.


    You use a lot of terms you clearly do not understand.

    ARPs are only layer 2, so only the switch your machine is plugged into has your MAC.

    Not that that matters, MACs can be obfuscated (spoofed).

    Not that *that* matters either, as that is not how you'd be identified across a *routed* network anyway.


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    « Reply #16 on: December 01, 2015, 02:00:01 PM »
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  • I don't know how relevant this may be, but for the short time I used TOR I was denied access to a Catholic forum (not this one) and received a message saying (paraphrased) "We don't allow anonymous people to access our forum.  Go troll somewhere else."
    What return shall I make to the Lord for all the things that He hath given unto me?


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    « Reply #17 on: December 01, 2015, 02:46:52 PM »
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  • Quote from: Iuvenalis

    Protonmail is a good anonymous email service. Hushmail is okay. Even gmail is fine if you don't associate the account with your name. All these assume use of TOR (and ideally Tails).


    Thanks for the ProtonMail tip. There's also Riseup.net, which is promoted as a safe email service for leftist activists.

    Even if you don't use Gmail with your real name, they can still tell which IP address most often accesses your account, right?

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    « Reply #18 on: December 01, 2015, 02:50:57 PM »
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    I don't know how relevant this may be, but for the short time I used TOR I was denied access to a Catholic forum (not this one) and received a message saying (paraphrased) "We don't allow anonymous people to access our forum.  Go troll somewhere else."


    Some troll using that particular IP was banned, along with the TOR IP. To get around that you just try some other TOR IPs by going into TOR settings and clicking "New Identity." Then TOR will refresh with a new IP.

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    « Reply #19 on: December 01, 2015, 03:07:47 PM »
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  • Quote from: Iuvenalis
    You use a lot of terms you clearly do not understand.


    I'll pass your opinion on to my employer, and thank you for your input.
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    « Reply #20 on: December 01, 2015, 03:16:12 PM »
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  • ARP spoofing is at Layer 3.
    MAC spoofing is at Layer 2.
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    « Reply #21 on: December 02, 2015, 12:21:27 AM »
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    ARP spoofing is at Layer 3.
    MAC spoofing is at Layer 2.


    Who are you talking to?

    English isn't your native language is it?

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    « Reply #22 on: December 02, 2015, 03:20:13 PM »
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    Quote from: JohnAnthonyMarie
    ARP spoofing is at Layer 3.
    MAC spoofing is at Layer 2.


    Who are you talking to?

    English isn't your native language is it?


    Whatever.
    Omnes pro Christo